International Education Week 2022

November 14-18

Global Photo Contest

❍ All Week | Sawyer Library

The offices of International Education and Study Away, Fellowships, and International Student Services combine to welcome photo submissions from Williams students capturing their global experiences and stories.

Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and the Universal (A talk by an alum of Russian, Brian Kim)

Monday, November 14, 4-6pm | Griffin 7

The names of Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky are synonymous with the great Russian novel of the nineteenth century. While both writers are celebrated for their insights into the human condition and remembered for the parts they played in the shaping of Russian as well as world literature, they were guided in their work by different priorities and worldviews that colored their respective pronouncements on the possibilities of discovering unity amid the realities of human diversity. In spite of their disparate approaches, both Tolstoy and Dostoevsky maintained an intense belief in the significance and power of interpersonal connections. Drawing on literary examples as well as such extraliterary statements as Dostoevsky’s Pushkin Speech and Tolstoy’s treatise on aesthetics, I examine the ways in which these authors experimented with, struggled against, and attempted to define the concept of the universal. Their imagining of and engagement with this idea, I argue, underlay their individual philosophies as well as their activities in the sphere of verbal art.

FREE International Film Screening: Decision to Leave (Korea)

❍ Monday, November 14, 7:30pm | Images Cinema

Winner of Cannes Best Director in 2022, Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden) returns with a seductive romantic thriller that takes his renowned stylistic flair to dizzying new heights.

When detective Hae-joon arrives at a murder scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae may know more than she initially lets on. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, Hae-joon finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire, proving that the darkest mysteries lurk inside the human heart. FREE ADMISSION.

International Storytime

❍ Tuesday, November 15, 7-9 pm | Dodd House 

Members of the Williams community will share their experiences about being international students and faculty on-campus.

Global Scholars Informational and Brainstorming Meeting

❍ Tuesday, November 15, 8:30pm | Hopkins 001

Students from the class of ´26 will be eligible to participate in a new exciting multi-year
initiative that provides research-based global engagement opportunities and promotes
responsible and purposeful travel. The application deadline will be early in the Spring semester
in 2023. During this informational meeting, Professors Aparna Kapadia and Magnús
Bernhardsson will provide an overview of this new program and seek ideas/feedback about
ways to make this initiative more appealing and meaningful to students, staff, and faculty.

How to Go Abroad this Summer and Have Someone Else Pay for It

❍ Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 7 pm | Shapiro 129

Sponsored by the Office of Fellowships: Opportunities for summer travel, study, and research abroad.

68’ Center for Career Exploration Open House for International Students

Wednesday November 16 | 68’ Center for Career Exploration
12:30-1 PM Info Session & All things career
12-12:30 PM Meet the Team

An immersive opportunity to continue cultivating a sense of welcome/belonging to all our Williams students at Mears House where will be hosting a “Meet & Greet” with current staff, update on all current events, and a general overview on all things career related.


❍ Wednesday, November 16, 4-6pmGoodrich Hall

Come join us for the biggest Karaoke event of the year and discover the magic of international music. Enjoy an afternoon of performances, international food and lots of fun.
Organized by TAs and LFs at the CGLLC, this event will highlight the importance of music and dance all around the world.

Chinese Study Abroad Info Session

Thursday, November 17, 4:00 – 5:00pm | Hollander 241

Interested in study-abroad programs in Chinese? Learn more about why study abroad is important to learning a language, when it is best to study abroad, and the what programs in Chinese and what funding sources are available.

Global Trivia

November 17, 7 pm | The Log

Study Away Student Ambassadors and members of the ISA will lead a Global Trivia night with prizes! All are welcome to join and enjoy a globally themed trivia night.